More than 530 tons of food are being delivered to victims of disasters in the country. The SOS Floods Brazil campaign, a national mobilization aimed at providing immediate assistance and assistance to regions affected by disasters, was launched by Ação da Cidadania.
The NGO is taking donations to municipalities in Minas Gerais, Maranhão, Tocantins, Pará and Bahia. In total, the amount of food is equivalent to 2.6 million plates of food. In early 2020, Ação da Cidadania had already donated 100,000 kilos of food to victims of the rains in the Southeast.
Currently, the Action has expanded the distribution of donations to states affected by floods, inundations and inundations. In addition to food, water, hygiene items, mattresses and clothes with the help of partnerships.
“The SOS Floods Brazil campaign will look at those who need urgent help, people who suddenly had their homes and references destroyed, everything that was built throughout their lives. Starting over is difficult and slow, but as in all our campaigns, the power of solidarity transforms the lives of many people”, explains Rodrigo ‘Kiko’ Afonso, executive director of Ação da Cidadania.
Recently, the organization also donated 300 tons of food to families in southern Bahia who had recently suffered from heavy rains.
Donations can be made through the website www.acaodacidadania.com.br or through PIX | CNPJ: 00346076000173.
The NGO Ação da Cidadania was founded in 1993 by sociologist Herbert de Souza, known as Betinho, is recognized for fighting hunger and creating public policies for food security.
(*Under the supervision of Isabelle Resende)
Reference: CNN Brasil